- The Washington Times - Monday, November 11, 2019

Brit Hume is not happy with his alma mater — the University of Virginia — for its decision to end a 21-gun salute tradition held each Veterans Day.

Fox News’ senior political analyst ripped into the school’s “pantywaists” as the nation honored veterans on Monday.

“As an alumnus, I am embarrassed. What pantywaists,” he said Monday in response the news, which was first reported by a local NBC affiliate Nov. 7.


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UVA President Jim Ryan told the station that continuing the tradition — more than a decade old — might scare unsuspecting students.

“One [reason for ending it is] that it would be disruptive to classes and two unfortunately with gun violence in the U.S., there was some concern that we would cause a panic if someone heard gunshots on grounds,” Mr. Ryan said.



Jay Levine, a veteran who went through the school’s ROTC program, shared Mr. Hume’s frustration.

“I am very disillusioned, very upset, and very surprised that they would make such a decision,” he told the station.

The university will still hold a 24-hour vigil and Veterans Day ceremony.

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